22 Jul 2010

Reluctance to be in sports coaching and management explored

8:56 am on 22 July 2010

The author of a study on sports administration says getting more Maori and Pacific Island people involved in coaching and management would boost the achievement of players.

Ryan Holland talked with almost 100 sports organisations as part of a doctoral study on diversity in sports governance and leadership.

Waatea News reports he found Maori and Pacific people are hesitant to put their names forward, in part because of a traditional feeling that people are born into leadership roles.

Mr Holland says his next step is to hold focus groups and interviews with Maori and Pacific sports administrators to try to work out how to attract more into the sector.